2012 Summer Movie Preview – SR Underground Ep. 35

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode thirty-five of the Screen Rant Underground.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we chat about Francis Lawrence directing Catching Fire, the Magic Mike trailer, and Bryan Fuller interested in a new Star Trek TV series, as well as offer our thoughts on some of this summer’s biggest upcoming film releases.

Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our thirty-fifth episode in the player below.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.


Screen Rant Underground: Episode 35 – 2012 Summer Movie Preview

In episode 35 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we chat about Francis Lawrence directing Catching Fire, the Magic Mike trailer, and Bryan Fuller interested in a new Star Trek TV series, as well as offer our thoughts on some of this summer’s biggest upcoming film releases.

[0:00] News: Francis Lawrence directing Catching Fire, the Magic Mike trailer, and Bryan Fuller interested in a new Star Trek TV series.

[29:04] Rants and Raves: Contraband, We Bought A ZooThe Legend of Kora, Supernatural, Marley, Idiocracy, Think Like a Man, Fringe.

[1:02:35] Pre-Review Box Office Battle

[1:19:53] Discussion: 2012 Summer Movie Preview (read our full write-up)

[2:07:56] Mailbag, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information

[2:09:25] Game Rant News Brief: Arkham City ‘Harley Quinn’s Revenge’ DLC, Canadian Video Game Award Winners, Police Warfare Kickstarter, Robert Bowling opening a game studio, Activision teasing new Call of Duty on May 1st, Crysis 3 gameplay trailer, and 5 Bond movies we’d like to see covered in 007 Legends.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Use the comment section below to continue our various discussions by weighing in with your own thoughts – or just to let us know what you think of the show. Also, don’t forget to vote in our weekly Screen Rant Underground poll:


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We release one episode a week and while host Ben Kendrick as well as Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we’ve already lined-up a fun set of guests for future episodes.

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  1. Hey guys you have to watch Legend of Korra i thought it was going to suck but it’s SO GOOD that 3rd Episode sets the show up to be great.

    • I still need to get started on Avatar. It’s on my list of shame.

      • *gasp!* Ben…>_< *shaking my finger at you aggressively*…

    • I loved Avatar: The Last Airbender, but it’s hard for me to get interested in the new series. Perhaps when the season wraps up, I’ll check it out.

      • I’m thinking about spoiling a part of Korra for Rob to get him to watch. Once he knows what Korra is about, he’ll watch it.

  2. 1 – The Pirates! Band of Misfits
    2 – The Five-Year Engagement
    3 – Think Like A Man
    4 – Safe
    5 – The Raven
    10 – Cabin in the Woods

  3. Trust Me. I read the script. TI is not a Rom com.

  4. I have to say I agree with Anthony 100% when he says Sci-Fi doesn’t work or fit on Network TV.
    For some reason as soon as some people hear the phrase Sci-Fi they automatically decide it’s not for them.
    The one exception recently was Lost but I argue that the reason it did so well was because at 1st no one knew it was Sci-Fi. They just thought it was going to be a drama about plane crash survivors. If ABC marketed it as a Sci-Fi show it wouldn’t have done so well at the start.
    I wish it wasn’t this way because it means the great shows always get canceled early or they end up on a network that can’t afford to spend enough money on effects or production design so the shows look crappy.

    • I’d partly disagree. The reason Lost worked so well is because everyone spoke about it and it spread through word-of-mouth. There hasn’t been a water cooler show as popular in a while, and all those convos stemmed from the sci-fi elements.

      If it’s an awesome show with hooks, with a lovable cast and it starts with brilliant marketing and a great pilot – won’t matter if it’s sci-fi. Star Trek is mainstream thanks to the movies, I think it could work anywhere (if done well – and that’s a big if).

      • I would also say that Jimmy Kimmel had a hand in LOST’s popularity. Yeah, they’re both on ABC but what a great way to intergrate.

      • Lost did lose a chunk of it’s audience as time went on.

        And if I may, I don’t think Lost was sci-fi at all. It was a character driven drama based on religion, spirituality and faith. The most sci-fi aspects – the time jump, the smoke monster – was even rooted in the islands religous/spiritual beginnings.

        It could be that the people that didn’t like the way it ended read it too much as a sci-fi show instead of the religous/spiritual allegory that it was.

    • Kevin,

      The Fringe producers were talking about Lost and said the exact same thing that you did.

  5. 1. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
    2. The Raven
    3. The Five-Year Engagement
    4. Safe
    5. Think Like a Man
    10. American Reunion

    I can’t believe I won the last box-office battle with only 3 points!

    Are you planning on doing a special Comic-Con episode?

    • @Adel,

      Since the four of us will be there, we will definitely do one – we did a test one behind-the-scenes last summer.

      It may be impossible to record during the show thanks to coverage, events, etc. but if that’s the case, we’ll do one after on the highlights, etc.

      Ideally, I’d love to do quick daily ones with whomever is available based on what we did each day.

      • I will be recording enough secret audio to keep Ben blackmailed for years.

        Last year I turned a video camera on in our room and it ran for 2 hours. That would be a good podcast.

        • … or a best selling sex tape. Wait, what?

  6. 1 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
    2 Lucky One
    3 The Five-Year Engagement
    4 Hunger Games
    5 Raven

    10 21 Jump Street

    I was equally confused by last weeks Fringe. After doing a little back-tracking online I understood the episode a little better. I hope there was a point to what they did because there was no lead in (or out). I do have faith that the episode will lead to something this season, or next.

    • I think the jump was just handled really poorly. I think they can pull it off but… it was jolting for sure. The show just got renewed so hopefully they won’t feel as rushed starting out with whatever direction they go next season.

  7. A little constructive criticism if I may.

    I’ve been listening almost since the beginning and usually really enjoy the podcast. Even when Ben wants us to be British and cancel TV shows (the Brits don’t have the money to make more episodes that’s why they’re so short over there) and when Rob is ranting about peoples response to the Lorax (saw the movie and it did have a left-wing slant). But I almost had to quit listening to this one. Kofi was just to unbearable. It wasn’t just is take on ‘Think Like a Man’ (could it be it just looked like the movie would suck) but his whole attitude in general. I would ask to just dial it back a little.

    Don’t say that I movie you haven’t saw is terrible (Battleship, That’s My Boy). Just because a movie doesn’t appeal to you doesn’t mean it’s terrible. It’s offensive to people that might enjoy those types of films and really turns people off of the podcast and the podcasters.

    The guy in the Trayvon Martic case is Hispanic, not white. If you’re going to say he’s white then you have call the President white.

    Fringe tried to gain more audience until midway through the second season. Once everyone realized the numbers weren’t going up or down, they went into a more ‘hardcore’ sci-fi. Not sure how it’s folder over on itself as there has only been four season and the first was a case of the week season. And the show is still about what it has been from the beginning – Walter crossed over to a different universe, Ef’d things up badly and now everyone is trying to fix it.

    You do have one of the more enjoyable movie/tv podcasts out and I do look forward to everyweek. As I said, maybe some of the comments just need dialed back a little.

    Also agree about the Dorito taco. It’s just too much.